DAYARA BUGYAL TREK
Imagine a place where the very earth seems to breathe, where nature’s artistry unfolds with every step you take. Welcome to Dayara Bugyal, a trek that’s nothing short of a captivating journey through the heart of Uttarakhand’s untamed beauty.
We kickstart our adventure in Raithal, a charming village nestled at 7,545 ft above sea level. This route not only treats you to exceptional natural beauty but also offers excellent amenities and accommodation options.
Raithal also provides an opportunity to explore the unique historical heritage of the region, including the ancient Koti Banal architecture Panchpura, associated with a Bhadd Rana Gambhir Singh, and the traditional temples of Naag Devta, Maa Jagdamba Devi, and Someshwar Devta. The official start of the trek from Raithal to Gui spans about 4 kilometers, featuring numerous water sources and the vibrant Rhododendron bloom during the spring months.
The forest canopy above us is like nature’s own tapestry, filtering sunlight in a way that creates enchanting patterns on the forest floor. Ancient oaks and deodars, like wise old storytellers, stand tall and share their stories as we pass by.
Imagine snow-clad peaks emerging from the mist, like characters stepping onto the stage. Their magnificence casts a spell on all who dare to tread these paths.
But Dayara Bugyal isn’t just a trek; it’s a soul-stirring narrative. It’s a story of walking in the footsteps of legends. With each step, the meadows unfurl before us like pages of an open book, inviting us to step into their world.
And here’s the thing, it’s not just about where we’re going, but how we get there. The streams, like the chorus in a song, keep us company. They’re our companions in this story of adventure and exploration.
As we trek higher, the mountains open up, revealing their secrets. At Dayara Bugyal’s summit, the grand finale unfolds, and you become part of the story. The Himalayan panorama envelopes us, and suddenly, we’re not just listeners; we’re the storytellers.
So, are you ready to pen your own adventures in Dayara Bugyal’s storybook? It’s time to step into this enchanting world, where every moment is a page-turner, and every step leads to another unforgettable chapter.
Nature’s calling, and we’ve got an adventure of a lifetime waiting for you. Join us and let’s create stories that you’ll be telling for years to come!
6,499 INR / Per Person
From Dehradun to Dehradun
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Day 1: Drive from Dehradun - Raithal (7,545 ft) (160 kms/day-long drive)
- Start your journey early in the morning from Dehradun to Raithal. Along the Bhagirathi River, the road passes through the picturesque towns of Mussoorie and Uttarkashi.
- Your adventure begins as you arrive in Raithal, a serene village situated at an altitude of 7,545 feet.
- Take in the crisp mountain air and get acclimated to the high altitude.
- Explore the picturesque surroundings of Raithal, including the charming village and its unique cultural heritage.
- Overnight stay in Raithal.
Day 2: Trek from Raithal ( 7,545 ft ) – Gui (8,530 ft ) (4 hours)
- After a hearty breakfast, start your trek from Raithal to Gui.
- The 4-kilometer trek takes you through lush forests, offering glimpses of local flora and fauna.
- If you’re trekking during the spring season (March to mid-May), you might witness the vibrant Rhododendron flowers in shades of red and pink.
- The well-maintained trail ensures a comfortable ascent with a moderate gradient.
- Rest points and dustbins are strategically placed along the route for your convenience.
- Upon reaching Gui, soak in the breathtaking views of Mount Bandarpuch and the Garhwal Himalayas.
- Hop into your tent for an overnight stay, where you’ll enjoy unobstructed views of the stunning landscape.
Day 3: Trek from Gui ( 8,530 ft ) - Dayara Top (12,100 ft ) - back to Gui ( 8,530 ft )
- On the third day of your trek, embark on a journey from Gui to Dayara Bugyal.
- The trek spans approximately 3 to 4 kilometers and continues to captivate with its moderate slopes.
- As you progress, immerse yourself in the deep and enchanting forest surrounding you.
- Upon reaching the starting point of Dayara Bugyal, rest and recharge for the adventure ahead as you prepare to ascend further.
- From this vantage point, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the majestic mountain ranges.
- The expansive Dayara Bugyal, covering approximately 8 to 9 kilometers, is surrounded by lush meadows.
- Your primary goal is to reach Bakriya Top, the highest point of the trek, standing tall at approximately 12,200 feet.
- The trek to Bakriya Top offers magnificent scenery, and reaching the summit is a momentous achievement.
- Enjoy a packed lunch with your fellow trekkers and make the most of your time at Dayara Bugyal.
- Explore the area to the fullest, immersing yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you.
- As you reach Bakriya Top, be greeted with a clear view of Uttarkashi and nearby villages.
- Marvel at the distant peaks of Darwa Pass, Srikantha, Jaonli, Draupadi Ka Danda, Bundarpuch, Black Peak, and the Bandurpuch Glacier.
- This elevated vantage point offers a prime opportunity to observe all the major mountain ranges and trek routes in the vicinity.
- Trek back to Gui and spend another night at the campsite in Gui.
Day 4: Trek from Gui ( 8,530 ft ) to Raithal ( 7,545 ft ) and back to Dehradun (4 km trek & 160km drive)
- Bid farewell to Gui and begin your descent back to Raithal.
- The 4-kilometer trek retraces your steps through the enchanting forests and meadows.
- Conclude your trekking adventure in Raithal.
- Depart from Raithal and embark on the journey back to Dehradun.
- Relish the memories of your Dayara Bugyal trek as you make your way home.
Map Of The Trail
Inclusion, Exclusion & Trek Essentials
- Accommodation: Enjoy comfortable accommodation during your trek in hotels, guesthouses or dormitories on a twin, triple or dormitory sharing basis. When camping, rest in spacious tents with double or triple sharing.
- Meals: We provide nourishing and delicious vegetarian meals designed to keep you energized throughout the trek.
- Camping Fees/Permits: All trekking permits and camping fees are included, ensuring a hassle-free experience
- Trek Equipment: We provide essential trekking equipment including dining tents, kitchen tents, sleeping tents with mattresses and sleeping bags. Utensils, ropes, micro-spikes and gaiters are also included if required.
- Mules and Porters: Mules and porters carry central equipment, easing your load so you can focus on the trek.
- Qualified Team: Our experienced, qualified team of guides, cooks, helpers and porters is dedicated to making your trek safe and enjoyable.
- Basic First Aid: A basic first aid kit with oxygen and a helmet is available to address health concerns during the trek.
- Expert Assistance: Reach out to our experts for any queries or assistance during your trek at +91-8089693825.
- Transportation: Transportation from Dehradun to the basecamp and back to Dehradun is not included. If opted, additional charges of INR 2,500 apply.
- Backpack Offloading: Backpack offloading is available for an additional INR 1,050 per bag.
- Mules or Porters for Personal Bags: Mules or porters for personal bags are available at an extra cost.
- Emergency Costs: Emergency expenses during the trek are not included.
- Tips: Tips for the trekking team are optional and not included in the package.
- Items Not Mentioned: Any expenses or items not mentioned in the inclusion section are not covered.
- Stay at Dehradun: Accommodation and meals in Dehradun on the last day of the trek are not included.
- Meals During Transportation: Meals during transportation are not included.
- GST: A 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) applies, not included in the package.
- Early Departure Alert: If a trekker leaves before the scheduled dates, they must cover their own expenses for food, accommodation, and transportation.
- 45-60 Ltr Bag Pack With Rain Cover & Comfortable Straps
- Hot & Cold Water Bottle Like Borosil & Milton
- Snacks Like Energy Bar, Dry Fruits & ORS
- Personal Medical Kit
- At Least 3/4 Full Sleeves (Non-Cotton)
- 1 Full Fleece T-Shirt
- 1 Fleece Jacket (Woollen Or Sweater)
- 1 Down Feather/Hollofil Jacket
- 1 Waterproof Jacket/Poncho
- Thermal Inners (Upper And Lower) – 1 Pair
- 2 Trek Pants (Avoid Shorts & Denim Pants)
- 1 Pair of Waterproof Gloves
- 1 Pair of Woollen Gloves
- Sun Cap
- Woollen Cap
- 4 Pairs Of Cotton Socks
- 1 Pair Of Woollen Socks
- 2 Pairs Of Sunglasses (U/V Protected)
- 2 Neck Gaiters (Buff)
- 1 Waterproof & High Ankle Trekking Shoes
- 1 Pair Of Floaters
- Hand Sanitizer & Sunscreen Lotion
- Toothbrush And Toothpaste
- Toilet Paper And Wet Wipes
- Quick Dry Towel
- Lip Balm & Antibacterial Powder
How To Reach
The nearest airport to Dehradun is the Jolly Grant Airport , located approximately 25 kilometers from the city center. Several domestic airlines operate regular flights to and from Dehradun. Upon landing at the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a pre-booked shuttle to Dehradun.
Dehradun is well-connected to major Indian cities by train. The Dehradun Railway Station is the primary railway station serving the city or you can also come to Haridwar Railway Station. You can book tickets on various trains connecting Dehradun to places like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and more.
You can opt for a road trip to Dehradun also. National highways connect Dehradun to major cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. The road journey offers beautiful views of the Himalayan foothills.
Raithal, the starting point for the Dayara Bugyal trek, is approximately 180 kilometers from Dehradun. You can hire a private taxi or take a bus from Dehradun to reach Raithal. The road journey offers glimpses of rural Uttarakhand and picturesque landscapes.
Best Time for Dayara Bugyal Trek
Ideal for witnessing vibrant alpine flowers and pleasant trekking conditions.
Perfect for exploring the rich biodiversity and comfortable trekking weather.
Offers a winter wonderland experience with snow-covered meadows, great for snow trekking and enjoying the Himalayan winter beauty.
Food & Water Sources
- Campsite Meals: At each designated campsite along the trek, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy delicious and nourishing meals. We often provide these meals as part of the trek package. These meals typically include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Packed Lunch: During the trekking day, you can expect to be provided with packed lunches. These packed lunches are convenient to carry and allow you to enjoy a meal amidst the natural beauty of Dayara Bugyal without having to return to the campsite.
- Variety of Cuisine: We strive to provide a variety of cuisines. You can expect to savor local dishes, ensuring a satisfying culinary experience.
- Natural Water Sources: Dayara Bugyal is blessed with numerous natural water sources, including streams and freshwater bodies. you can refill your water bottles from these sources.
- Carry Sufficient Water: It’s recommended to carry an adequate supply of water with you during the trek, especially when ascending to higher altitudes. This ensures you have access to water whenever needed, and you can top up your bottles at natural water sources along the way.
- Stay Hydrated: Staying hydrated is crucial, especially at higher altitudes where the air is drier and you may not feel as thirsty. Proper hydration helps prevent altitude-related issues and ensures you have the energy to complete your trek comfortably.
More Info about Dayara Bugyal
Beyond its stunning natural beauty, Dayara Bugyal holds cultural and historical significance that enriches the trekking experience. The village of Raithal, the starting point of the trek, offers a glimpse into the local culture with its unique traditional temples dedicated to Naag Devta, Bhagwati Devi and Someshwar Devta. These temples are not just places of worship but also historical landmarks, reflecting the deep-rooted spirituality of the region.
Adjacent to these temples stands an ancient heritage property, a five-story building that dates back 500 years. This architectural marvel is believed to have been the residence of the legendary “BHADD” warriors who were entrusted with safeguarding their communities.
The building, constructed with massive rocks and log of trees, showcases the architectural prowess of the BHADD themselves. Exploring these cultural and historical elements adds a layer of depth to the Dayara Bugyal trek, making it an adventure that not only captivates the senses with natural beauty but also resonates with the echoes of the past.
The Butter Festival of Dayara Bugyal in Uttarakhand, known as the Anduri Utsav, is a unique and cherished. It involves playful activities with milk products like butter and buttermilk, creating unforgettable moments. This festival has gained global recognition for its uniqueness and draws tourists and locals alike. The festival has deep cultural roots, linked to villagers’ seasonal movements and is celebrated with enthusiasm.
The Butter Festival combines natural beauty with cultural fervor, creating cherished memories for visitors.
Rhododendron Bloom: Depending on the season, you may be greeted by the vibrant bloom of the Rhododendron flower, Uttarakhand’s state flower. During March to mid-May, these blossoms paint the meadows in hues of red and pink, creating a picturesque landscape.
Ancient Oaks and Deodars: The trek’s trail takes you through forests dominated by ancient oaks and deodar trees. These wise and towering giants seem like storytellers of the woods, sharing their secrets as you pass by.
Meadow Marvels: Dayara Bugyal’s meadows, stretching as far as the eye can see, are a testament to nature’s artistry. These lush green expanses resemble a canvas painted by the world itself, hosting a diverse range of alpine flowers and grasses.
Vibrant Monal Bird: Keep an eye out for the vibrant Monal bird, known for its striking and colorful plumage. Spotting this bird is a delightful experience, as it adds a burst of color to the trekking journey.
Ibex and Forest Sheep: While trekking through the enchanting forests, you might encounter Ibex and forest sheep gracefully navigating their natural habitat. Observing these agile creatures in their element is a memorable wildlife encounter.
Brown Bears and Leopards: Although less common to spot due to the presence of trekkers and activity, the region is also home to brown bears and leopards. While sightings are infrequent, their presence adds an element of wildlife mystique to the trek.
Dayara Bugyal trek in Uttarakhand is not only picturesque but also beginner-friendly and easy. The trail is well-marked and not too steep, making it accessible to those who are new to trekking or prefer a more relaxed hiking experience. This trek is a fantastic choice for beginners looking to explore the natural beauty of the Himalayas without facing overly challenging terrain. Enjoy the scenic meadows and the tranquil ambiance while comfortably trekking through Dayara Bugyal.
"Bugyal" is a term used in the Indian Himalayas to refer to high-altitude meadows or pasturelands. Dayara Bugyal is known for its lush bugyals.
The Dayara Bugyal trek covers a distance of approximately 21 kilometers and is typically completed in 4 days to 5 days.
The altitude of Dayara Bugyal is approximately 12,000 feet (3,658 meters) above sea level.
Dayara Bugyal is located in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, and is known for its scenic meadows, views of Garhwal Himalayas and natural beauty.
Yes, Dayara Bugyal experiences snowfall during the winter months, which can make the trek more challenging and require proper gear.
The temperature at Dayara Bugyal varies depending on the season. During summers, it can range from 15°C to 20°C, while in winters, it can drop to as low as -5°C.
This trek is beginner-friendly, making it suitable for those new to trekking.
Dayara Bugyal is situated at an altitude of approximately 12,000 feet (3,658 meters) above sea level. While it is not considered high enough for severe altitude sickness, we prioritize safety. We carry a medical kit that includes necessary medicines to ensure everyone's well-being.
Please note that camping is not permitted in the Bugyals (high-altitude meadows) to preserve their fragile ecosystem.
Every campsite along the Dayara Bugyal trek is equipped with dry pit toilets. It is essential to carry your own toilet paper for your convenience.
The last available charging point along the Dayara Bugyal trek is in Raithal. It is advisable to charge your camera, gimbal, and smartphone the night before starting the trek. Additionally, carrying a power bank can be a helpful backup for electronic devices.
The nearest airport to Dayara Bugyal is Jolly Grant Airport, which is located approximately 25 kilometers from Dehradun.
In Uttarkashi, you can find banks with ATMs, but they may run out of money. Dehradun, a larger city, is a more reliable option for accessing ATMs.
You can reach Dehradun by:
- By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, about 25 kilometers from the city center.
- By Train: Dehradun is well-connected by train, with the Dehradun Railway Station being the primary station. Haridwar Railway Station is also an option.
- By Road:National highways connect Dehradun to all major cities.
Guideline for booking a trek with HDT,
- On our website, you can look through a list of available treks.
- Select the route that interests you and check the dates and availability. You may also view each trek's difficulty level, itinerary, and inclusions.
- Once you've chosen on a favrourite trek, go to the trek page and click the "Book Now" option.
- This button will send you to the payment portal, where a mount with 5% GST will be displayed based on the number of people.
- Select your selected payment method and proceed to the payment. HDT offers credit/debit cards, net banking, and UPI as payment methods.
- Once your booking is completed, you will receive an email from HDT with all of the relevant trek details, such as the meeting site, transportation, hotel, and other crucial instructions.
- Make sure you have all of the necessary equipment and clothing before the trek, as detailed in the HDT packing list. If necessary, you can also rent or purchase equipment from HDT.
Yes, transportation is included in the pricing of Dayara Bugyal trek.
Yes, fitness is essential for a trek, especially if you intend to take on a difficult trek in the Himalayas or other mountainous locations. Trekking entails walking for long periods of time through uneven terrain, often ascending and descending steep hills at high heights. To complete the walk safely and enjoyably, you must have a particular level of physical fitness.
Here are some of the reasons why fitness is essential for a trek:
- Endurance: Trekking is a physically difficult sport that necessitates endurance. You may be walking for several hours each day over several days, therefore it is critical to have a decent degree of cardiovascular fitness to keep up with the pace of the trek.
- Strength: Because you may be climbing steep hills and descending rocky terrain, trekking requires strength, particularly in the lower body. You may also need to carry a rucksack with your gear and supplies, thus strong leg muscles are required to hold the weight.
- Altitude: Many treks in the Himalayas and other hilly places include high-altitude trekking, which can result in altitude sickness. Physical fitness can help lower the risk of altitude sickness since your body adapts better to the thin air at higher elevations.
- Enjoyment: Being physically fit will help you appreciate the journey more since you will be able to keep up with the group and take in the lovely landscape without being too tired.